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Review: Dilantin and Depakote

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Dilantin and Depakote. It is created by eHealthMe based on 115 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 8, 2014: 115 people who take Dilantin, Depakote are studied

Dilantin, Depakote outcomes

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dilantin is effectiven/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
80.00%
(8 of 10 people)
Depakote is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
71.43%
(5 of 7 people)

Drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Common drug interactions Fatigue
(3 reports)

Convulsion
(3 reports)

Amnesia
(3 reports)

Tremor
(2 reports)

Regurgitation
(2 reports)

Drug Level Decreased
(2 reports)

Delirium
(1 report)

Aphonia
(1 report)

Dementia Alzheimer's Type
(1 report)

Irritability
(1 report)

Premature Separation Of Placenta
(2 reports)

Unintended Pregnancy
(2 reports)

Pharmaceutical Product Complaint
(1 report)

Convulsions Nos Aggravated
(1 report)

Drug Level Nos Increased
(1 report)

Drug Interaction
(1 report)

Encephalopathy
(1 report)

Convulsion
(1 report)

Aspiration
(1 report)

Ammonia Increased
(1 report)

Tremor
(2 reports)

Feeling Abnormal
(2 reports)

Alopecia
(2 reports)

Menstruation Irregular
(2 reports)

Back Pain
(2 reports)

Convulsion
(2 reports)

Dizziness
(1 report)

Incoherent
(1 report)

Anticonvulsant Drug Level Increased
(1 report)

Drug Interaction
(1 report)

Tachycardia
(2 reports)

Weight Gain Poor
(2 reports)

Hiccups
(2 reports)

Dizziness
(2 reports)

Short-term Memory Loss
(2 reports)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Dilantin is effective75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
80.00%
(8 of 10 people)
Depakote is effective60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
54.55%
(6 of 11 people)

Drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Common drug interactions Drug Ineffective
(17 reports)

Convulsion
(15 reports)

Alopecia
(15 reports)

Dyspepsia
(13 reports)

Diarrhoea
(12 reports)

Blood Glucose Decreased
(37 reports)

Drug Level Decreased
(37 reports)

Urinary Incontinence
(37 reports)

Anticonvulsant Drug Level Increased
(37 reports)

Somnolence
(35 reports)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dilantin is effectiven/an/an/a100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
83.33%
(5 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
Depakote is effectiven/an/an/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)

Drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Common drug interactions n/aDrug Level Nos Above Therapeutic
(8 reports)

Dehydration
(8 reports)

Appetite Decreased
(8 reports)

Haemoglobin Increased
(8 reports)

Hypertension Nos
(8 reports)

Grand Mal Convulsion
(8 reports)

Vomiting Nos
(4 reports)

Gingival Swelling
(4 reports)

Gingival Injury
(4 reports)

Tooth Injury
(4 reports)

Drug Level Nos Changed
(2 reports)

Drug Level Nos Above Therapeutic
(2 reports)

Drug Ineffective
(2 reports)

Unintended Pregnancy
(2 reports)

Premature Separation Of Placenta
(2 reports)

Pancreatitis Nos
(6 reports)

Convulsions Nos Aggravated
(4 reports)

Appendicitis
(4 reports)

Ovarian Cyst Ruptured
(4 reports)

Pyrexia
(4 reports)

Convulsions Nos Aggravated
(8 reports)

Convulsion
(8 reports)

Drug Ineffective
(6 reports)

Drug Level Nos Below Therapeutic
(6 reports)

Drug Toxicity
(5 reports)

Loss Of Consciousness
(8 reports)

Weight Decreased
(6 reports)

Grand Mal Convulsion
(6 reports)

Drug Interaction
(6 reports)

Platelet Count Decreased
(4 reports)

Convulsion
(10 reports)

Death
(10 reports)

Dizziness
(10 reports)

Anticonvulsant Drug Level Increased
(6 reports)

Aphasia
(6 reports)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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